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Secret Recipe: Delfina's Grilled Calamari

When you order calamari as an appetizer at a restaurant, it too often comes breaded, fried, and served with marinara sauce. Delfina takes a different route, flash-grilling the calamari until tender, then serving it over a bed of buttery white bean salad. The picada sauce adds an herby garlicky kick, making this one dish you'll want to make over and over again.

Secret Recipe: Pizzeria Delfina's Insalata Tricolore

The key to Pizzeria Delfina's refreshing Insalata Tricolore is the lemon vinaigrette. The dressing is so good that the restaurant even bottles and sells the citrusy elixir to their customers. Lucky for us, the pizzeria has decided to share the wealth with an easy-to-make-at-home recipe. Enjoy! 

Secret Recipe: Little Gem's King Trumpet Mushrooms and Tomato Bacon Bean Stew

One of the best dishes at Little Gem is their King Trumpet mushrooms with bacon tomato stew. The simple, satisfying dish can be served as a side or over rice for a main. 

Secret Recipe: Scoma's Lazy Man's Cioppino

A San Francisco institution, Scoma's has been serving up some of the city's best cioppino since 1965. Last year, the restaurant brought on chef Gordon Drysdale (Bix) to revamp and modernize the menu, and he managed to make the fisherman's stew even better. Visit the restaurant, or use the recipe below, to find out how.

Secret Recipe: Lolo's Fried Avocado Tacos

You can't sit down to dinner at colorful Mission eatery Loló without ordering the panko avocado taco. The crispy fried panko batter contrasts brilliantly with the rich creamy avocado and melty Oaxacan cheese—making this menu staple a must-eat whenever you're in the neighborhood. It's a classic on 7x7's annual Big Eat list, and now you can make it at home with this recipe. Provecho!

Secret Recipe: Locanda's Classic Cacio e Pepe

The secret to a legit Cacio e Pepe, according to Locanda, is boiling the pasta in a pot, then transferring to a sauté pan for the majority of the cooking. The starchy water will recoat the pasta as it cooks, which creates a luxurious, silky effect without needing to use butter, cream, or any other sacrilegious add in. Try it for yourself. 

Secret Recipe: Roka Akor's Passion Fruit Sorbet

All around the Bay Area, men and women alike have traded in their winter coats and cashmere sweaters for floral jumpsuits and metallic sandals. Take advantage of the sunny weather and enjoy this recipe for Passion Fruit Sorbet from Roka Akor—best paired with a patio and a view of the bay.

Serve These King's Landing Short Ribs at Your Game of Thrones Viewing Party

Game of Thrones is back this Sunday, April 24 to fill that empty void in our lives where we've been aching for dragons, violence, and gratuitous nudity.

Secret Recipe: Tartine's Spicy Pickled Carrots

One of the best parts of a Tartine sandwich (besides taking it to Dolores Park on a sunny Sunday), are the spicy pickled carrots it comes with.

Secret Recipe: Flour+Water's Chocolate Budino

While Flour+Water's homemade pasta is arguably some of the best, we sometimes find ourselves impatient for dessert, which always means chocolate budino. 

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